Princess Diana’s Iconic Bob Was Actually A Last-Minute Decision

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Considering how truly structured Princess Diana’s life was, it’s hard to believe a big haircut would be a last-minute decision. But according to Sam McKnight, who was her personal hairstylist, Princess Diana’s hair was an impulsive decision. And that choice became an iconic look copied by women all over the world in the 1990s. (My mother included!)

In the latest episode of Vogue‘s YouTube series Vogue Visionaries, McKnight talked about a 1990 Vogue cover that inspired the big chop. His team decided to put Diana’s shoulder-length hair in a faux bob using her tiara. After the shoot, Princess Diana asked him what he would do with her hair if he had free rein.

“I said, ‘I would...

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